The Boston Red Sox are not waiting for the MLB to conclude thier investiagtion and made a quick decision on Alex Cora and severed ties with him on Tuesday.
The team released a statement.
Major League Baseball have yet to determine his punishment, but it is expected to be at least a year ban.
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who was fired Monday, issued the following statement in the wake of the video scandal that has engulfed the Astros. In that statement, he took several shots at Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who was the bench coach with Houston when the incidents allegedly occurred.
“I accept responsibility for rules violations that occurred on my watch as President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Astros,’’ Luhnow said in his statement. “I apologize to the Astros organization, Astros fans and the Houston community for the shame and embarrassment this has caused. I am deeply grateful to Jim Crane for the opportunity to lead baseball operations.
“I am not a cheater. Anybody who has worked closely with me during my 32-year career inside and outside baseball can attest to my integrity. I did not know rules were being broken. As the Commissioner set out in his statement, I did not personally direct, oversee or engage in any kind of misconduct: The sign-stealing initiative was not planned or directed by baseball management; the trash-can banging was driven and executed by players, and the video decoding of signs originated and was executed by lower-level employees working with the bench coach. I am deeply upset that I wasn’t informed of any misconduct because I would have stopped it.
“I agree with Mr. Crane that our baseball operations team has achieved far more positives beyond this significant negative. Many very good people have worked, and continue to work, for the Astros organization. I am extremely proud of the many executives throughout the industry who were trained and promoted in our department.’’